Eco-friendly Zara flagship store aims for platinum LEED rating
Fashion and eco-friendliness go hand in hand like childhood buddies really, and that’s exactly what struck fashion distributor Inditex Group while coming up with this new flagship store of Zara on Via Del Corso in Rome, Italy. The store is housed in a 120 year old building, the Palazzo Bocconi and architecture firm Duccio Grassi was hooked on to make the changes. The store spanning an area of 5000m2 boasts four facades with a double skin of perforated panels that disguise the building’s inner layout and at the same time, allowing rays of natural light to stream in. the store also equips an automatic monitoring of the store’s indoor air quality, motion detected lights in low-traffic areas, an air curtain systems, user-sensitive escalators and FSC-certified wood.
The store hopes to earn a silver LEED certification for its efforts. In short, fashion isn’t all that vain after all. It does at times have a touch of green to it too.